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US team to beat Japan in front of over 80000 people in -- As the US team wins gold against the Japanese -- beat -- for the World Cup guarantors is here.
112 Olympic medals as the -- competing for decades now in the Olympics and you missed.
Qualifying for these Olympics territories the outstanding swear by nine tenths of the second -- -- hundreds of a second nine and 100 the second half and you actually read swim faster.
In these qualifiers and you Dade.
Less -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah I went over to London for the opening ceremonies there isn't expecting a little -- decompress hands.
It was tough going over to London being a spectator and I don't know what I humorous as mere spectator I in the -- -- -- Yeah -- slightly early and IE seven your idea going wherever you line Diego ahead you know problem no lines -- anything so.
It was just different but I I think bittersweet was you know being there are.
Bitter because I wasn't.
You know competing bad actually being their -- it's your on the US team and you know watching listening so it was a lot of fun right and I got to ask you to about -- women's soccer team and they would go a lot you run across them come across -- -- I you know -- -- I don't IA I've seen the retired ones like that the -- and -- the and testing stuff so.
I see those guys I -- -- met any of the new ones yet.
Right and you're just easing them too easily the second generation.
Not -- great players from the real winners and down.
They -- -- how they come -- dramatically with three victories in.
Trailing three times in the semifinals and then holding -- against Japan in hopes solo what is your take as an athlete there.
On Hope Solo tweeting out criticism of a color commentary like a former player.
Being negative about her play.
And the play of the center back in the first game she was really upset by that Jesus is -- job to be critical of us.
-- you know Twitter south and you have to be very -- say you can express your opinions people you know when.
You're not running him down and the world can see -- it.
You know I know that in 08 date pretty much had talk when asked about what is the right thing to say and not telling us what to say but -- sort have been giving us guidelines of what we should say and not say hands.
You know I don't now acts especially me -- their little bit they ring it Dyson I mean -- it is it's that you want events bag you really -- and publicly.
Right and in -- is how do you feel about you being critical former swimmers.
Former athletes former greats or Qatar Olympic medalist being critical of today's athletes don't I think it's their job.
If there -- color commentator and they don't like somebody's approach.
If they find out some as a bad attitude I think it's your job to say you know what.
It's -- different approach this time around is is that a problem in your rights.
I you know.
I mean I am one that you know rowdy for a little on that's -- -- -- was.
Saying that I shouldn't focus on the fiftieth should focus on the hundred and that's where I would make the team not in the fifty and I kind of got upset by -- -- that he's allowed to give his own opinion.
Band you know.
No one knows what I did for train Ono as my body can't can't do you infer meaning beyond you some hundred -- I just can do -- -- had a heart of -- -- 53 times to try to qualify.
The Olympic Games so you know people are allowed to give their opinions and there's a commentators and -- there and hands you know critiquing and and you know of their most I think almost all the commentators.
Freeze for the color commentators are previous you know olympians or athletes and compete and -- sports -- -- You know what to do what not to do and you know what athletes -- have you got good having Olympic -- -- have been 55 have you gotten good at detecting who's gonna have.
Performance gonna have legs.
That's going to sustain and be the Mary Lou Retton where the Bruce Jenner of into the Kardashian phase of his life is gonna go on for decades.
You know he sensed that -- ahead of any of the London gamers.
I -- with a Summers.
It's easy to see with -- Summers because.
You can tell it.
I -- me it's how much you love the sport.
How much you're into it because of the fame and what you may get out of it or if he just love stinnett and blocks and -- And I think a perfect example is that is missy Franklin I think she -- -- five medals for -- I'm -- yeah high school.
She was seventeen years old and she's starting her senior in high school and she just she laws which she does not conduct and all the hoopla and everything that surrounding -- she speaks very well and you can just tell us as a big love for the sport a lot times and -- -- -- And you do well you can't kind of fizzle out down -- but I predict that some in the sport for a while I think she's still growing -- -- these guys is about 600.
I think Brett NL to a -- is and tell me if I'm wrong here that she wants to -- -- amateur status.
Yes you know that's a -- -- in the well well here's the thing is is before was yes and keeping my amateur status and then.
That -- in the ISI was at a moment's beats my parents but still elect some college and can be an amateur or whatever so.
It wasn't as adamant as it was leading up to Olympic Games -- considering how while she's I'm sure there's.
A lot of opportunity for her to make money but if she feels that she can do as well or better and the next Olympics -- point nine.
You know stay in school and dear college eligibility and then try to make money after that and usually count and it's on college -- yet in 92.
And ninety -- -- first came joy you have to also remember that they didn't have a lot of -- in the sport act and you know it it just you need to get money from winning medals and so I think 962000.
There is no -- -- so we weren't doing it because you know on any amount of going to make money there wasn't anything right.
How much money do you think misty walking away from if she keeps it and justice needs I mean I would say is deafening millions -- -- I'm not sure.
You -- -- camp and a a figure on it but she's definitely one of the -- and has come out of the Olympic Games my advice derby take the million usually Kyra.
I'm oh my god.
Well I mean a thing is -- your College Swimming she can imply it's just the environments and the camaraderie and but you know she can still go to college like what Michael Phelps says he wants -- Michigan.
And he was not an amateur is he made money from the deals that he got but he was still able to enjoy the college life so that's -- option this condition is -- Be.
Be able to slam in collegiate -- Now here's what I loved about Michael does this you -- -- FOX & Friends you phrase pressure to approximate again he did it last week deaths so that was when Michael Phelps -- just bounced back I thought right after his his first race -- for.
And have everyone you know I don't put it about the -- I was like you know hit it there are you like shunning him and saying he's not the same whatever can train for the -- and I am that was his first race when he didn't -- for that and -- I -- its enemies naysayers just wait he's gonna he's gonna degrade you know and as they -- Michael as he -- -- negative can use it to his advantage right so he.
And he got better as the games went on -- one of his teammates spoke out and say you know he's just not that dedicated camera and he hasn't doesn't work -- hard and then he comes in fourth.
-- thought we were going to be building a different story line now I never doubt -- I never data in fact I think I was quoted somewhere before it started that.
The best thing to do it Michael Phelps is not saying anything because any that's a negative about and used as -- -- used as fuel and.
I knew that district for the fourth of foreign and I am that he was going to be great answer and -- -- reading the story that Ryan -- -- family government -- and -- -- Stanley going dead in the 20000 dollars to the GM -- They have to foreclose in their house how often of those stories that this family really sacrifices for the athlete.
I think there are a lot of -- -- sacrifice for the 3 AM in their -- that we're fortunate enough to.
You know grow up in homes that they can afford to you know put me through some -- and hands you know go to -- gonna need to -- -- a lot of cameras can't and sound.
Yes nice that there is money in the sports to be able to help that.
But it be nice if there is something else available for the families who.
Have to put the mortgage upper or you know take loans out in -- -- pay for their child's you know athletic.
Events or you know whatever -- training for.
But I mean the pressure.
It's on those -- Gabby Douglas first and she knows single parent family ran her from her siblings are believed sacrificed a lot she's been sent away a couple of times Grotrian of the -- to better coaches.
So she must be aware somewhat at the very least of the debt that's on the line if she bombs out badly.
Doesn't end up on the cover of People Magazine.
She has they response she has -- -- -- -- he wanted to or not from her family struggling and heard not succeeding.
Bad enough -- win but she ends up winning anyway to at least -- Matthew or about that he stressed.
But you know that there is pressure and you know I think it.
I don't know because I don't know her her family but.
You know hopefully the -- -- is -- about not -- that kind of pressure on them because that just make them perform.
Not very well -- and I kind of pressure Gerri George is here.
Olympic expert -- any athlete in pretty good shape I guess.
Willow Jones is another story comes in fourth place just missed -- -- meddling.
In track and field.
As she -- sites she has the American record now she's extremely attractive as an incredible story extraordinarily unlikely.
And now she sees is horrible article about her she could claims in the New York Times that just talks about her -- the Anna Kournikova.
And on The Today Show she broke up -- -- -- for.
They should be supporting I US Olympic athletes and instead they just didn't -- -- sure as and I just thought that that was crazy because I work six days a week.
And me today for four years -- club second race wouldn't activate.
-- tore me apart its its -- -- I'm not like you know immediately starts putting it in a -- -- -- I'm happy marriage can Wear -- I'm an American record with a endorse -- -- what they have titles and to think they don't both about these things I don't think mentioned.
Being ripped apart by media so I'm had -- out there and fall apart from my country.
Com anything it's just -- -- that.
I have to do with so much that that's what -- argue so broken hearted evidence.
She's read -- in New York Times this guy Jerry LogMeIn.
Who wrote this column about her he's got a lot of experience you know him now I don't know who's got a lot of experience ready for the -- but even the ombudsman in the New York Times that was unjustly horse but -- you were your thoughts.
Well I think it's harsh him.
You know I think she was probably a more emotional -- just came off a fourth place finish and which is great I think at the Olympic Games but.
She obviously wanted to win you know I'm not elect an athlete that's and they go there.
And you know it it is harsh and and one of the things I learned is you just don't read that stuff before you -- -- sounds like -- read it before.
You know she competed and when she talked about it -- just come off -- put forth by definition was very emotional and but I agree with her I mean.
You know she's on a stage where the best athletes and world -- there every four years and she's competing against the best and she made you Olympic team and so.
You know she's she's won a top athletes and in the US so I was very unfair for him.
Two compared to an equipment the chance -- you very triathlon you have no chance I had fun no chance he would he would just think about -- next -- Barack.
Actually I just consult me first I left Gary tourists thanks so much so -- you played in -- sealed box and -- really think you back.